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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
emphasized what he would not do a sending time to make a tax deal with house republicans. >> obama: what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> eliot: mr. obama also waded into the scandal that saw general david petraeus step down as director of the c.i.a. he offered assurances that damage from petraeus' affair was at least so far confined to the general and his family, and offered some words of support. >> obama: i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. i want to emphasize that from my perspective, at least he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. >> eliot: and the president had nothing but praise for the quote, exemplary work of u.n. ambassador susan rice, a possible frontrunner to be the next secretary of state. republican senators john mccain and linds
PBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
to discuss this openly with republicans who control the house of representatives. obama on wednesday held his first news conference since re-election. he expressed strong concern about expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts referred to as the fiscal cliff. unless lawmakers can agree by the end of this year to extend the tax cuts for middle class, the economy could plummet. >> we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy. we should at least do what we agree on, and that's to keep middle class taxes lower. >> obama stressed the u.s. cannot afford to extend tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of the population if it wants to reduce the country's mounting deficit. obama asked for cooperation from republicans. he said he is open to compromise and open to new ideas that could bring about a rise in tax revenues. >>> let's check on the markets. first, looking at currencies. just having a look at the dollar similar yen at 80.19-21. that's due to uncertainties about japan's economic policies that the country is set to hold a general election next month. the dol
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 10:10pm EST
on the the republican side. what support are they going to be able to provide for president obama and what he is going to be able to do? guest: it was an extraordinary election. six months ago, it was predicted that the republicans were going to take the senate because the democrats with sending so many seats. the democrats' won 25 of the 33 senate elections. -- the democrats won 25 of the 33 senate elections. they want and all of the country. it is a victory that goes with president obama's victory. it was an affirmation of some good senate democratic candidates, but a rejection of republican extremism and obstruction. i want to emphasize the obstruction. the senate has always been a difficult place to make work. filibusters have always been in the atmosphere and a potential threat. and he is to be that the obstructionists were a few individuals. the leaders used to work to try to make the senate do the nation's business. these last four years, we had obstruction as a strategy of the republican party, led by senator mcconnell. if this election can be read as a the fsa -- a rejection of the polar ice
Current
Nov 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
is a devastating blow. >> if obama wins, it's the end of the republican party. >> we are in a war. >> the republican party has to rethink strategy. >> we're going to wind by a landslide. i plead guilty. >> we were wrong. frankly, misunderstood what was happening in the country. >> he doesn't get it. >> look, i'm not against people making money out of politics. i'm a volunteer, i don't take a dime. >> sit down and work out what's going to happen before this fiscal cliff and do a grand bargain. >> the president must be willing to reduce spending. >> the president's always said i have a mandate. it's generally untrue. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions a understand we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. >> all right. now, let's discuss how incredibly dumb the republicans were. that's a fun topic isn't it? >> overall in this election, presidential and otherwise about $6 billion were spent. now, karl rove's group spent about $400 million of incredibly rich folks' money all wealth offed, which kind of awesome. we're going to show you a co
NBC
Nov 15, 2012 4:30am EST
, including ambassador chris stevens. republicans have been criticizing the obama administration for not responding quickly enough to the violence outside the consulate. >>> david petraeus will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. it was unclear until yesterday whether petraeus would still answer questions after his sudden resignation as cia director. his close friend said petraeus did not like conspiracies going around that he had something to hide. he will not answer questions about the sex scandal that cost him his job. >>> president obama is defending susan rice. republicans have criticized her for insisting the aing ta was sparked by anger over an anti-islam film despite the fact that it was a coordinated attack. >>> the fbi's top brass will spend a second day on capitol hill giving lawmakers were details about the investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation. fbi director robert muler and shawn joys met privately yesterday. one federal agent says paula broadwell sent e-mails to several high-ranking military officers in an attempt in undermine
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
survive the republican landslide. -- obama landslide and mccain collapsed in 2008. they're all in red states except for the politicians. police half of them are unlikely to come back in a good year. they cannot be as filibuster as -- full of bluster harry reid likes to think their troops are. obama will have to ask for a debt ceiling increase every month. >> i want to understand. both the gop leaders have put on the table possibility for closing loopholes. they both described it that way. is that going to be acceptable? >> our model is the reagan model of reducing marginal rates across the board for all people and eliminating this. if he did right, you could have a lot of economic growth. president obama things you get $400 billion by raising taxes on the top 1% or 2%. he could get $48 billion by doing the buffett role. his solution is $400 billion. he is running up deficits up $6.70 trillion. the size of his solution compared to the problems are not even in the same ballpark. that is why he is in there. he jumped to that promise. he sounds like he was not going to but when he got sp
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 11:00am PST
president obama won a second term and what he's likely to do with it. and plus, how should republicans respond and regroup for 2014 and beyond. from tax hikes to collective bargaining to gay marriage, how some big measures, across the states across the country. welcome to the journal, editorial report. i'm paul gigot, a divided country gave president obama a second chance on tuesday, handing him a narrower, but decisive win over republican rival mitt romney. here is with a look how he did it. dan henninger, and jason riley and washington columnist kim strassel. start with you, when you get a defeat like this, there's no one thing necessarily that explains it. but why don't you pick out your most important? >> look, i think there were two things key to the obama victory, one was that very ol on, they ran this very high dollar attack campaign against mitt romney, a bit of a character assassination throughout the summer and mitt romney didn't respond to it and he didn't recover from it. when you combine that with the president's brutally efficient, we now know turnout operation in core st
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 1:00am PST
, and the pt overwhelmingly, the power of the obama turnout machine. but the republicans should not, i think, stand back and say, how do we reengineer our ideas? that was not their big problem in this campaign. >> paul: if you step back, kim, the election was what romney lost 2% of the popular vote, a landslide in the electoral college, but if you changed 300,000 votes in four states, president obama would be president, that's in some way a fool's game because that's the way it always is and not trying to sugar coat the defeat, but the republicans now own, i think, 30 governorships around the country. >> right. >> so of course they kept the house, which they-- and they lost only what, about 5, 6 seats after having won 63 two years ago, and despite this being a democratic year. so, can you overdo the republicans woe is us panic here? >> oh, you bet. and democrats, by the way are going to be pushing that, and this is a sound track they roll out. this is, the republicans lost because they're too extreme. first they said that back in 2008 right before they got in the 2010 mid term elections, but
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
president obama a second chance on tuesday, handing him a narrower, but decisive win over republican rival mitt romney. here is with a look how he did it. dan henninger, and jason riley and washington columnist kim strassel. start with you, when you get a defeat like this, there's no one thing necessarily that explains it. but why don't you pick out your most important? >> look, i think there were two things key to the obama victory, one was that very ol on, they ran this very high dollar attack campaign against mitt romney, a bit of a character assassination throughout the summer and mitt romney didn't respond to it and he didn't recover from it. when you combine that with the president's brutally efficient, we now know turnout operation in core states like ohio, virginia and florida, popular vote pretty close in the end. in the end he got out the partisans in much the same numbers in 2008 and that's what won it for him. >> paul: so, kim, you're saying that's about 100 million dollars or more that the obama campaign poured on mitt romney on bain capital on his tax returns on the fact that
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 4:30am PST
she will continue as house minority leader. some believe it will be easier for president obama to negotiate republicans if the 72-year-old congresswoman is out of the picture. she has been the democratic leader in the house for 10 years including her term as speaker. >>> guess what? >> what? >> i know we could use rain and this is the season. i want to look at today. >> okay, let's look at the today and tomorrow. >> okay and probably the third or fourth day too. good morning. check out the clouds that are showing up on live doppler 7 hd i want to focus in on santa rosa where we have fog forming 1 1/2 mile visibility there, that's about as bad as it is going to get everybody else okay except for high clouds. temperatures in the 40s inland in the blue, the green bay shore, a lot of 50s. half moon bay 59° right now. a little easterly breeze that's why you are warmer. storm system developing in the lower left of the screen that is going to hurl high clouds at us today like we had yesterday, also going to bring warmer temperatures. 40s and 50s to start 7:00, low to mid 60s noon, ne
MSNBC
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000, make it a million. the republican party is going to defend a bunch of millionaires, half who voted democratic and hatch live in hollywood. >> although tom price who is running to lead the house republican conference said sunday he is open to closing some tax loopholes, he did buck boehner on the issue of health care. >> question, do most house republicans, do you agree with speaker boehner that repeal of obama care with this election, with his re-election, is debt? >> we're not opposed to the president's health care law because of the election. we're opposed because it's bad policy and it's bad for patients. >> the 2012 election, though, was a demographic wake-up call for the republican party. now the party is getting advice from all sides, from those determined to rebrand the gop and others still uncertain it needs fixing. the committee is beginning a series of polls, focus groups and outreach meetings about its message and mechanics with the focus on latino voters. carlos gutierrez said
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 1:00am PST
, first high-profile political stand of the obama second term should be republicans blocking this person's promotions to potentially be secretary of state. the president may nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. and already, republicans in the senate led by john mccain are threatening to block her nomination. he called her today "not too bright" and said she's unqualified for the position. yes, the republicans have a demographics problem in the house and the senate and nationwide. but it is not just a demographics problem. it's never just a demographics problem, right? and there is a decision to make now for the republicans, about whether the whiter, ever-more-male party who just lost the election badly in the senate is now going to work its butt off in the senate to block the nomination of this african-american women secretary of state nominee, whose crazy uncles who watch fox news told them the attack in benghazi wasn't an attack, it was a conspiracy. the person i most want to ask about that dynamic in washington right now is probably nan
PBS
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
today, the biggest talk in town was about the economy. president obama and the republican speaker made their views known on the upcoming fiscal cleiff approaches. both men agreed on the urgency to act. the devil is in the details. >> ladies and gentlemen, that the president and the vice- president of the united states. >> del left the supporters fool you, he knows there is no honeymoon the second time around. he is straight into a living and economic crisis in demanding compromise from politicians. dodge the american people understand we will have differences in disagreements in the months to come. they get back. but on tuesday, they said loud and clear that they won't tolerate this function for politicians that view compromise as a dirty word when americans are out of work, families and small business owners are still struggling to pay the bills. >> automatic tax rises and cuts to government spending could take more than $600 billion out of the economy, leading to 2.1 million jobs lost shrinking by half a percent sign. such a prospect has spooked global markets. riding high on re-elec
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
. president obama, meantime back at the white house reaching out to top republicans to help fix the nation's financial crisis calling several leaders from both parties putting out words they need work together to vert a looming crisis. president and lawmakers have until january 1 to force a budget feel, forth a budget deal, rather, or big spending cuts will go into affect. the leaders of the house and senate answered the president saying they're willing to be work with each other to tackle the budget deficit. senate majority leader sounded a note vowing to work with republicans to solve the looming fiscal crisis. house speaker john boehner agreed to openness as long as it linked to entitlement reforms and oo i'm not suggesting we compromise on principle buzz suggesting that we commit ourselves to creating an atmosphere to see common ground and seize it. >> it's better to stand and to fight it's better to work together. everything doesn't are to be a fight. everything doesn't have to be a fight. that is the way it's been the last couple years. >> two leaders different. boehner prefers to wa
Current
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
it again. they sent another one. obama grab the lead early until republicans get off the work. that became an e-card. once again you know what is really cleverly, thee cards sent around by right-wingers. then tweet number two. it's quitting time at work. romney supporters are about to flood the polls. wrong again, bob. so that didn't work out for you. then finally obama fans can party all night. they don't have to work in the morning, any morning. you know, here's what is ironic. mitt romney doesn't have to work in the morning. because he lost. finally, we've got peter morrison who has taken it to a different level. he's treasurer of the hardin county republicans. an amblean amicable divorce. why should vermont and texas live under the same government. let each go her own way. now i remember the last time that we had that conversation this happened. >> how many hundreds of people have died under the administration. >> congress must never declare equal those who god created unequal. >> read the constitution alone. >> we're on the world stage now. the fate of human dignity in our hands. this
CNBC
Nov 9, 2012 1:00pm EST
here. president obama here not offering as obvious an olive branch to the republicans as boehner did on his side. boehner's was a little more a abject in tone. the president talked about being willing to hear some options on reform in health care. of course reform means cuts in this context. he's talking about entitlement cuts there, even obliquely. that is a concession to the republicans so that seems to set up these negotiations as a deal between entitlement cuts and revenue raisers. i think we can parse through the nuance here an see where this thing is going. >> john harwood, do you think, given what we've heard from mr. boehner this morning and now the president, do you think they can pull this off and get this done by the end of the year knowing so well the way washington works? >> i think it would be very difficult. i wouldn't bet on that. what i would bet on is a start, a signal, the beginning of a process that would result in a solution some time early next year. can always be surprised. i have to say, i was surprised by how quickly john boehner after the election extended a
PBS
Nov 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
the final race for the white house. president barack obama and republican presidential candidate governor mitt romney are in their final push to sway voters and get out the vote. the candidates are focusing on the crucial battleground states and those undecided voters. >> this is an election about big things, about big choices. and that's why in november we're going to elect a person and a team and a people who are gonna come together to bring real change and big change to america. [ cheers and applause ] >> we imagine a better america, and then we work hard to make it happen. that's who we are. that's why i'm asking for your vote. and if you give me your vote, i promise you, you will always have a president who hears your voices. >> in the meantime, sandy unleashed her wrath of fury along the east coast after killing at least 66 people in the caribbean. the monster storm packed hurricane-strength winds, torrential rain, and caused massive damage as it ripped through north carolina, delaware, and up the seaboard through the new york city area. also, microsoft launching its new windows 8 o
NBC
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
, even personal. libya has become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain who insisted the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> for the president for two weeks afterwards to deny that that was the case is either cover-up for it is in confidence. >> un embassador susan rice denied it, infuriated republicans. lawmakers were briefed on libya. the democrat said theat u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect intelligence. >> this is something involved -- involving into something militant. >> there had been earlier attacks. the warning from chris stevens the day he died. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people who stayed here in washington continued to deny additional security and they continue to do away with security that was already there. >> democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president or secretary of state or the u.n. ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> a fight over tragedy that could be calmed by david benghazi to hawent to investigate and wil
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. back to you. >>> president obama and republicans in congress have staked out their position on the so-called fiscal cliff. that's the package of tax increase and spending cuts scheduled to take effect in january. that's january 1st if he and congress don't reach an agreement. on wednesday the president met with business leaders to talk about the economy. meanwhile stocks have fallen steadily since mr. obama won re-election. the dow lost 185 points on wednesday. it's down 430 points since election day. nancy cordes reports on the looming high budget battle. >> step number one we can take in the next couple of weeks provide certainty to middle class families, 98% of families who make less than $250,000 a year, 97% of small businesses that their taxes will not go up a single dime next year. give them that certainty right now. >> reporter: but john boehner has ball clubbed at that idea. it would take away his party's leverage in calf issues. >> there's a lot of issues on the table that need to be resolved. i laid out a reasonable framework where both parties can w
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 10:30pm EST
: there was an expectation that republicans really had a good chance of ousting president obama. that became harder to expect as we got really deeper into the campaign, particularly this fall. it was boosted again by his performance in the first debate. the truth is, i would not say there was ever over confidence that was going to happen. host: we are talking to fred barnes. you can join in with questions and comments. the phone numbers are on the screen for you to start calling in now. i want to take you to this editorial in "the baltimore sun." the headline is "diversity and the gop." guest: when you lose 50% to 48%, i would not call that a lopsided loss. it was a pretty close election. mitt romney lost by 2.5 million of votes. that is not a squeaker, but it is not lopsided either. i think there are two birds that are very important that republicans have not done well in. the obvious one is hispanics. host: 71% of hispanics for obama. guest: when you go from getting 44% of the hispanic vote to 31% at john mccain in got to 27% that mitt romney got, that is a bad situation for republicans. when you have the
FOX News
Nov 8, 2012 2:00am PST
. >> obama democrats and republicans vowing to work together for the good of our country. peter doocy has more. >> good morning, ainsley. since the balance of power did not shift as a result of tuesday's election with democrats still controlling the white house and the senate vice president joe biden thinks voters give politicians a clear mandate to deal with tax policy the way democrats want to do it. speaker of the house john boehner who will remain the most powerful in washington another two years think voters instead wants to compromise. >> the american people have spoken. they re-elected president obama and they again re-elected a public majority in the house of representatives. there's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation. >> the democratic leader of the senate harry reid also expressed a desire to xroe mis-- compromi. now americans know they can't defeat obama now they need to put attention on meeting somewhere in the middle on important issues. >> this is a message american people sent from all over. that i
KOFY
Nov 14, 2012 12:00am PST
believe it will be easier for president obama to negotiate with republicans if the 72-year-old congresswoman is not in the picture. meantime president obama scheduled his first news conference since the election. abc news will carry it live 10:30 a.m. our time. >>> well, three oakland police officers were reunited with a baby boy that they helped deliver on friday. know land -- noland shell miller is named after oakland's noland park, the spot where he was born. his father pulled in and asked for help as nolan's mother went into labor. this is surveillance video. nolam's mother gave birth in the family's suv with the help of police. now four days old noland was introduced to the officers and they gave him his first teddy bear. how sweet is that? >>> let's turn your attention to the weather forecast as we hit midweek. sand jaw patel is -- sandhya patel is back. >> it is a sweet looking forecast for midweek. let's show you the sunset. thisth is what noland came into. you can see the high clouds. it was a gorgeous day. let's check out live doppler 7hd and i will show you what
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 9:00am PST
taxpayers money. obama's gift saved taxpayers money. >> talk about the splintering inside the republican party or what seems to be happening, you're a supporter of the jindal position which is more tolerant, less coated in racial rhetoric, do you think there's room in the republican party for both of these kinds of voices which is to say, one group of people which is you know karl rove is doubling down saying conservatives shouldn't abandon principles what they need to work on is messaging and bobby jindal advocating for a wholesale rethinking of what conservatism and what the grand old party means in the 2th century. >> i'm encouraged there are more voices and people in the party advocating i think on the jindal side of the argument. i think that -- i was glad in many respect is it was a definitive outcome, there wasn't a split vote on the electoral college and the popular vote. many republicans have gotten the message. they understand we need to get right on issues like immigration, many others. and to rethink about you know we have to evolve. we can't devolve. we have to move forward,
CNN
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
obama to congratulate him on his victory. >> republicans have two years until the midterm to try to shed a little of the old off the grand old party and reach out to a quickly changing american demographic. they do not lack for suggestions. >> my ideal republican party would be republican party that was fiscally conservative, conservative on foreign policy and military policy, and on social issues we would be libertarian. i think that party could be a majority party. >> a party in search of voters. that's next. ♪ [ male announcer ] a european-inspired suspension, but not from germany. ♪ a powerful, fuel-efficient engine, but it's not from japan. ♪ it's a car like no other... inspired by a place like no other. introducing the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu, our greatest malibu ever. ♪ perform, compete and grow. and people are driving this change. that's the power of human resources. the society... for human resource management and its members know... how to harness that power, because we help develop it. from the next economy, to the next generation, we help get... the most out of
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 5:05pm EST
in 2006, which was not the barack obama election. i think the was the first mistake was republicans assuming that the obama campaign could not recreate the electorate that elected him in 2008. there is no real difference in the composition of the electorate the elected hampered. in 2008, there was somewhat higher turnout. -- difference in the composition electedlectorate keepthat him. in 2008, there was somewhat higher turnout. we have to recognize those changes. there is a minority population that had an impact. together, there were 28% of the electorate. i looked at the nevada population numbers. did you know putt the hispanic population in nevada is growing 2% every year? between this election and the last election, it was an eight. growth. and if you look at the results in nevada, it was an eight. race. nevada was not a battle ground states. there is growing diversity in this country. the diversity is much younger. it defines the culture and the attitudes of the country. the second peace unless is unmarried women -- second piece of this is unmarried women. vote fore the women's
FOX Business
Nov 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
controlled congress end proved that americans expect republicans now to compromise. president obama fell back on one of his most comfortab talking points since he took office, claiming that the republican-led house is holding up an extension of the bush tax cuts for the middle class in order to protect the so-called rich. >> nobody, not republicans or democrats want taxes to go up for folks making under $250,000 a year. let's not wait. even as we are negotiating a broader deficit reduction package, let's extend the middle-class tax cuts right now. the senate has already passed a bill doing exactly this, so all we need is action from the house i have the pan ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. [applause] and. lou: the president said he wants income-tax rates for those making over $250,000 a year to be negotiated next year as part of broader fiscal discussions aimed at reducing long-term deficit. the president defiantly declared today that the debate over how to move forward with this policy ended with his reelection. >> this was a central question during the election. it was
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 9:00pm PST
more to come including an analysis of media treatment of republicans. >> president obama's a big loss for the g.o.p. but with the election out colonel and liberal media hit on the republican party? did any in the conservative press undermine the party's effort? effort? the answers are my insurance rates e probably gonna double. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? >>. >> monica: was the only one remotely presidential. but think of those that didn't run. paul ryan who i think will be a leader. you have a whole rising young generation. you have bobby jindal, nikki haley. new senator in texas, marco rubio, a whole generation that were just a year or two short from running this time are all going to be in the fray next time. i think they are future. all this soul searching about what ideology we're going pursue and i think it will be reaganite and conservative one. >> jon: that is charles krauthammer with his take with
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 12:00am PST
in the fight over the fiscal cliff? 97% of you say president obama and the democrats, 3% say the republicans. coming up, republicans are so upset by president obama's win they're signing petitions to cede from union. author jim moore will tell us if they're serious down there in texas. >>> the big finish tonight. thankz to president obama's re-election some republicans think the apocalypse is right around the corner, so they are reorganizing. it's gotten so bad residents in 40 states have started petitions to peacefully cede from the union. the petitions have been filed with the obama administration's we the people program. if a petition receives 25,000 signatures within 30 days, it will be reviewed by the white house and a response will be issued. so far texas, florida, georgia, and louisiana have all met the 25,000 mark. of course, the big winner is texas. over 84,000 people in texas have signed up to break way from the united states. as of tonight the white house has not issued a response to any of these petitions. rick perry has flirted with the idea of an independent texas in the past,
PBS
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
with the values that we need to help each other. i do not see that in the republican party. i see that with selfishness. the only thing we can do is reelect barack obama. whacks some hope a second term in the white house may put -- >> some hope agh second term in the white house may put america on the right path. the challenges of the leader of this divided country cannot be obscured. his first election gave him a place in the history books. for his second term he will have to earn it. >> for mitt romney, there was a less jovial atmosphere in his campaign headquarters after it became clear. the republican nominee it urged politicians on both sides to put people before politics. what are the chances? >> the polls have said it will be close. they revel in the prospect of republican success. presidential alexians are unforgiving, and the billions spent, the endless hours of campaigning, the late night and hard work came to defeat. after a short delay to check the numbers, mitt romney called the president to succeed, and he bowed out. >> i wish i had been able to lead the country who
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
. clinton won by a white majority. republicans barely held on to a majority in the house. this year obama won by a narrow majority in the republicans retained a big house and -- retain the relatively large house majority. although not as large as democrats have after 2006 and in 2008 elections. so, i think john boehner has some basis for saying that the president hasn't mandated so do house republicans. popular vote for the house republicans will probably come out to something like this in 5304 heat by which obama bet romney. that hasn't been fully tabulated yet. back about 20 years ago circa 1990, political scientists and london's said that republicans had a lock on the presidency and democrats had a lock on the house and they have all sorts of good reasons why this was so treated the democrats would pick the lock on the presidency in 1992 republicans broke the law, house and 1994. they won four of the six presidential elections and won a plurality of the popular vote in another. republicans have won majority since six out of eight elections for the house of representatives will. it's ei
Current
Nov 8, 2012 3:00am PST
the obama generation, melissa. >> absolutely. and republicans need to understand that we -- there are other people in this country that have voices and needs. they exclude the rest of us from decision making. they think we can't make our own decisions. they stuff everything down our throats. they don't include us in the decision-making process. we, the people of this country are sick and tired of old angry white men making decisions for us. >> bill: amen, sister! so glad to hear from you melissa. african-american woman 44 years old and a union member. these are all of the people that today's republican party -- didn't used to be that way that mitt romney, paul ryan, mitch mcconnell, they don't give a damn about. don't give a rat's ass about. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >>for every discouraged voter, there are ten angry ones taking action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election,
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Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
republicans by 7%. esident obama, as he did after his first election, pledged to work with both political parties and made an appeal to those who voted against him. >> and whether i earned your votend not, i have listened to you. i have learned from new. you have made me a better president. and it your stories and our struggles, i returned to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work and the future that lies ahead. lou: well, meanwhile, voters electing to keep the status quo in congress as well. republicans maintain their majority in the house of representatives. democrats kept theirs in the senate. the speaker then minority leader firmly in place in their roles. what are we in store for? here we go. we take all of this up tonight with a roster of expertsts and insiders, special report anchor, chief investment strategist, best-selling author, the "a-team." president obama returned to the ite house today after an ealy morning celebration in chicago. his first act after winning a second term was to reach ot to senate and house leaders to lay out the legisla
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
don't think. i don't understand why republicans won't take obama's offer to freeze taxes to everyone below $2350,000, make it $1 million. really? the republican party is going to fall on their sword to protect millionaires half of whom vote democratic and live in hollywood? >> eric: raising taxes is not the answer. allowing people to keep their hard earn money is the answer and the only way to bring growth back. growth is the gasoline that powers the american economy. >> kimberly: i like that. >> eric: then you can start. were you shaking your head when mr. bill kristol decided raising taxes is okay thing to do? >> kimberly: i was. i usually like what he has to say. it didn't love that. i didn't heart that. he agrees with axelrod so i really don't like that. let me tell you something, there wasn't a mandate here. charles krauthammer even said so. he didn't win by an enormous amount to say all the americans are like tax me, tack me, break me and my family so there is nothing left. that is not the american dream. gawps can i get the conversation back on track. >> kimberly: look at the
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
's obama's had the leverage with republicans and saying there, you mentioned that poll yesterday adding to the leverage because, voters, you think to go over this so-called cliff and referring to the nervousness. who will you blame? >> republicans. >> republicans. that's more leverage of obama on that question and look at. yeah, he didn't draw that red line as krystal said at the beginning but as close to be an absolutist for incomes over $250,000 as he can be. this is an issue that he ran on. this bothers him ruled by republicans two years ago and taxes are not where they should be historically on the wealthy. it bothers him the deficit taken up so so much of the conversation and talking about, you know, solving it with republicans this is always off the table for them and saying there, look, trying to foster the air of discussion and cooperation but, you know, he's got to be something really bold to replace my demand for letting the rates expire. >> one sentence in the press conference, more voters voted agreed with me on this issue than voted for me. sounded like i'm saying i earned
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
obama continued his fight for the middle class today and hit back at republican bullies in the process. the president held his first news conference since winning the presidency once again. it's the first time he's faced the news media without the worry or pressure of running for re-election. president obama is staying in constant communication with the american public, as he makes it clear the country cannot afford to extend the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. >> this shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. this was -- if there was one thing that everybody understood, it was a big difference between myself and mr. romney, it was when it comes to how we reduce our deficit, i argued for a balanced, responsible approach, and part of that included making sure that the wealthiest americans pay a little bit more. >> the president's plan, with this whole game, with all the cards out in the open and on the table. you know what, think about this. the president could have said, you know, i don't want to do that. i think i'm going to cave in today. he don't have to worry about anything. he's not up f
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Nov 15, 2012 12:00am PST
with us on @edshow. do that, please. >>> still to come, republicans try to deny it, but president obama won a clear mandate in the election. we'll have all the details next. stay with us. >>> it's like earning capital. you asked, do i feel free? let me put it to you this way, i earned capital in the campaign, political capital. and now i intend to spend it. >> the good old days. president george w. bush flaunting his political capital at a press conference just two days after his re-election in 2004. since last tuesday, republicans have been making the rounds, denying president obama earned a mandate from voters in america. for instance, former vice presidential candidate and frequent rewriter of american industry, congressman paul ryan of wisconsin, rejected the notion that his party's ideas lost by making the claim the election was too close. but the fact is, president obama won a mandate, a larger mandate than john f. kennedy in 1960 or richard nixon in 1968, or jimmy carter in 1976. he wasn't that old. and definitely larger than george w. bush in 2000 and w. in 2004. president obama
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm EST
of the travel problems that would create. >>> now, to the fiscal storm. today president obama and republican house speaker john boehner both laid out ideas to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. tax increases and spending cuts are due to hit in january, but today it seemed the two leaders and the bipartisan deal are still worlds apart. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on that. steve? >> you got it right. this is a restart of a high-stakes negotiation between those two men. the president and the speaker. the problem is beginning today where they left off, which is far apart. in a speech at the white house, president obama claimed the election proved most americans agree with his plan. that he calls balanced. cutting spending and hiking taxes to avoid the fiscal cliff. he said he's flexible -- >> but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> reporter: he's calling in members of congress f
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Nov 10, 2012 3:00pm PST
call now. >>> happy birthday, marine corps. sem per fi. >>> president obama challenges republicans to compromise to prevent a looming economic crisis now just weeks away. he says voters have shown they won't tolerate dysfunction. republicans are picking up the pieces after mitt romney's loss, more worried than ever about reaching beyond their white political base. >>> and after passage of a historic ballot measure, how soon will they be able to smoke marijuana legally just for fun? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room". >>> president obama says his re-election proves that americans want action on the economy, not just politics as usual: just days after his victory, he's laying out a framework for compromise with the republicans to avoid $600 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax hikes in the next year. he says he's open to new ideas, but he warns the federal government can't cut its way to prosperity. >> if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with reve
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm EST
and on the tax hikes. i'm not sure where this will go. a see a potential for republicans giving, not barack obama. >> i would like to say that i see a potential for both mcconnell and pain at the dividend do what the president is done which i council both parties to do. approach policy from the perspective of the middle class, those who aspire to it. i've said it for the past two years in this campaign. the president actually did it. it paid off, and it paid off by one-half of 1%. and i think that is an advantage. do you think they're capable of pivoting? >> yes. i think he absolutely is. >> i agree. >> he is the most important person in this right now. he -- by who they chose jim it's pretty clear where he was this party the go. lou: i sure hope somebody starts talking about the fact that we have seen individual tax receipts for the federal government go up by 26% over the past two years with those bush tax cuts in place. it might add to the intellectual argument. if we can call it that. thank you very much. see you. now, your comments. i believe the ad mall was o
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
, on millionaires and i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to raise taxes for everyone above 250,000 -- make it a million and, the millionaires, half of whom voted democrat and half of them live in hollywood -- in a row where it is fair to n say, republicans squandered a really good chance to take over the senate. i mean, by all mathematical rights they only had ten seats to defend and democrats had 23. because they nominated people, who were strong enough to win in primaries but too out of the mainstream to win in general elections, does the republican party have a tea party problem. >> a republican establishment problem, and, the establishment nominees were nominated in florida and virginia and north dakota and montana and lost and sitting congressmen who had the same stale establishment republican message and we had some -- some tea party problems and somtablishment problems, and, basically, they should get away from either defending the establishment or defending the tea party and try to find -- >> we have 30 seconds. >> okay. we've heard the tea party thing and heard it
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Nov 13, 2012 9:00am PST
that the only person that has a mandate is barack obama. the house republicans have a mandate. it's fundamentally different than obama's mandate. they would be well put not to try to cut a deal with obama but to say paul ryan is going to bring forth a solution to the fix, we're going to gather votes for it. i guarantee you you'll have a democratic substitute and if you can get enough republicans to vote for it, terrific. >> if only the americans can see the look of befudslement and confusion when newt gingrich says things like no house republican should be bamboozled into this idea. bamboozled into this idea that the president just won re-election and the senate is still firmly in democratic hands. >> right. what he's basically saying is, to rank and file republicans vote with your district and forget about the phone call that john boehner had with all of you folks saying get in line, we actually have to have a record to run on in 2014. we can't be obstructionists anymore. the american people have spoken in the election, let's do something. newt gingrich, former speaker of the hou
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
him a mandate and, house republicans a mandate and as a moderate democrat what is dhee to how obama finds a way -- the key to how obama finds to way to work with the g.o.p. and not have two more years of gridlock. >> the president needs to move to the middle, particularly on fiscal issues and i have been as pessimistic as anybody about gridlock in washington but i am modestly optimistic here. the president has more flexibility to stand up to his base on things liken entitlement reform and mitch mcconnell said the priority was that he be a one term president and that is off the table and the president will think of his legacy, getting things done and not just staking out positions and the republicans need to keep in mind they lost voters. and, the president way be willing to have spending reductions versus tax increases and a pro-growth tax reform package, you can get something done there. >> chris: laura, presidents' second terms are notoriously difficult and, the president won reelection but didn't give as much of an agenda for a second term during the campaign, what do you expect
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am EST
. the pressure is on to forge an agreement with republicans. >> reporter: president obama and the first family returned to the white house wednesday evening, in his words more determined about the work that lies ahead. the president laid out part of a second term agenda in his victory speech tuesday night. >> rhee ducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. >> reporter: earlier the president embraced staffers at his campaign headquarters in chicago. he acknowledged he has to bring the country together after a costly and bruising campaign. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. >> reporter: and the gop listened too. house speaker john boehner promised i had party is willing to get down to business. >> the republican majority here in the house stands ready to work with you to do what's best for our country. >> reporter: both side will be put to the test almost immediately. the president and congress will have to work together to overcome the looming fiscal cliff. that would involve automatic drastic spendin
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Nov 10, 2012 10:00am EST
by the house of representatives, republicans, and senate the democrats. mr. obama, even though he thinks as these guys have already said, that he will press for his tax increase on the rich, it's not going to happen. the house was reelected, but a smaller government, keeping government spending in check, and, of course, not raising taxes. if he thinks that house republicans we will roll over, i think he's in for reawakening. lou: one for the country came today when we were stunned by the announcement of david patraeus resignation as cia director. and then he cites in his resignation letter not only an extramarital afair, but hes quoting teddy roosevelt. remarkable, i thought. >> it is remarkable. i have respect for david patraeus. i don't know the details. he served his country dave -- he sacrificed a great deal. i think it is a tragedy. there's also another story here. lou: that story, because we learned very quickly that he will certainly not the apparently testifying before congress next wednesday in closed-door meetings, three separate investigations. what do you make of it? >> the f
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Nov 10, 2012 9:00am PST
class. half as many say wealthy and big business. the obama campaign got the message that republicans were out of the touch and defending the groups american people didn't like. that signal that the messaging was not working this is it i don't want to spend my time to look back. it is it important to be accountable but look at the future. when the question come to americans which is more important to you. fighting against tax increases or balancing the budget. by far it is it balancing the budget. american people believe that washington wastes too much and spends too much and they want to stop it. and i want to say this so much of the romny campaign was preventing tax increases on wealthy mirns when it should have been cutting. >> this is what they can pay boo as we head in the discussions of the fiscal cliff? >> exactly. it is not a battle. americans don't want to see tax increases and the only way they would allow revenue enhancements, if they knew there was significant and measureful. if these cuts were real and significant and permanent then the public would look at revenue side.
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Nov 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
're talking about as an olive branch to the republicans. what is going on from obama pragmatically? do they have enough power to extract what they wanted? >> put yourself in barack obama's shoes. now you're thinking about your legacy. you also are thinking about what is good for the country. most folks elected to office want to do the right thing. "i got to do something big and be remembered for something." maybe he is not thinking about what he owes the progressive. >> he has already given them a lot. donna stone tel -- don't ask, don't tell, dream act. >> a safety net for the left as well as the right. >> supreme court justices. >> that is a good point. that was a big thing. >> any thoughts on climate change? that was the issue that was not discussed during the campaign. politics has not changed. do you see any room for compromise? >> that is another way the storm may have played a role, if only to move the needle a little bit. mayor bloomberg can not to endorse the president largely on that issue. the freak storm ravaged new york city. when storms like that happen, it does help cons
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Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
took more votes away from the republicans than he did from obama. even the size of president obama's margins in the various states, there is no state currently in which johnson's marchant -- johnson's vote would have made a difference. it looks like that might of been the case in florida, but this -- at this point it is not. host: is there one firm that does all of the exit polling, or many? guest: it is one from the dozen for a consortium of the major broadcast networks and the associate press -- it is one firm for a consortium of the major broadcast networks and the associated press. it asks them to fill out ballots showing how they voted for and a few basic demographic factors. the supplement that with a telephone survey to capture people who voted early -- they supplement that with a telephone survey to capture people who voted early. the put those two things together, and then they match the turnout that the exit polls predicted in a particular precinct with the actual turnout in that precinct. the exit poll goes through a process of what is called waiting. you have to await t
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
of us right now. >> president obama's victory was a popularity contest. [ buzzer ] >> republicans, there is no way after holding out on obama after two years they're going to cave in. >> it's a mandate for us to work together. >> our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> we are an american family, and we rise and fall together as one nation. >> i'm leading. >> it's a legitimate rape. the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down. >> things aren't going to turn out the way you think they are going to. >> even when life begins in a horrible situation of rape, got intended it to happen. >> i'm for richard mourdock for senate. >> we'll fight our way back. and we know in our hearts for the united states of america the best is yet to come. [ cheering ] >> cenk: my favorite is the herman cane clip. this is not a popularity contest. well, it kind of is. it's called a democracy. we see what gets more votes. that's how it works. i love it when these guys on the right start to cry. of course, president obama with the historic victory last night. but you
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00am PST
. if you go back to 2010 when it was obama and joe biden who made the agreement with the republicans to extend the bush tax cut. so i would not rule out him giving that. just because you're not going to get that much revenue from it and there are other ways to do it and the idea that somehow you can put enough republicans and all the democrats in the house together won't work because the democrats will not go along with significant entitlement cuts. but there is a way to do it and raise more revenue and perhaps lower -- chris: big question starting with david. will we have a deal that we're all proud of? the market, the wall street response is, darn it, those politicians got their act together by christmas and new year's. >> i don't think we'll go off the fiscal cliff. will we have a deal in the lame duck session that fixes all these things? i think it's going to take longer than that. the deal that's really a deal is a complicated one. you have to get into the meat of our entitlements programs and get them right. you got to get in the meat of the tax code. i think you'll get a provi
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
and missouri. you had two candidates who would have the no won republican primaries in the pre-obama era. they won republican primaries, behaved like fringe candidates, and scared off fringe voters. but the indirect impact is seeing candidates like mourdock and akin and back in 2010, sharron angle start winning these primaries, it told candidates who would be strong republican candidates, the party can't deliver me the nomination, and made them sit on the sidelines. or took candidates who would be strong candidates and decided to run anyway and made them weak candidates. a good example was tommy thompson in wisconsin. should be the dream nominee. but to make sure the republican party base didn't revolt against him, he and went told the tea party group this year he wanted to phase out medicare. well, it was taped, popped up in the general election, you lose because of that. think of scott brown in massachusetts. very rare for a republican to win in massachusetts. brown did it in 2010. he voted for the blunt amendment this year and that became a big issue because -- so you even had candida
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
and the republicans outspent team obama the democrats in the last three months of this campaign. actually in the entire campaign. >>> while president obama is already getting knee deposition in the second term issue, the fiscal cliff, he also had some house keeping to do in his cabin cabinet, mainly replacing a handful of high profile secretaries, including hillary clinton, tg, tim geithner, leon panetta. they're all expected to leave sometime in the next few months, possibly, even before the end of the year. secretary of state hillary clinton repeatedly said she's on her way out. >> i want to then take some time to get reconnected to, you know, the stuff that makes life worth living. you know, family, friends, the sort of activities that i own joy. >> of course, this one-time rival to barack obama may be replaced by another former presidential candidate john kerry. he, of course, is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. another candidate the president's national security adviser tom domilan and u.s. am bass kor susan rice who may some controversial to republicans because sh
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Nov 10, 2012 2:00am PST
. the obama campaign is more -- but the gains in florida had been a republican strong hold for decades. he got 35% of the cuban-american vote. that was considered a pretty good number. some polls showed him at 50%. you mentioned the puerto rican community. that community is growing by leaps and bounds. that's the fastest growing group in florida. they have supported republicans. they campaigned for jeb bush. they came out for former president george bush. they came out in droves for barack obama. so he just -- he just crushed it in those community. gwen: where was the miscalculation, dan? say in ohio? >> the underestimation or the failure to deal with the auto bail out. if there is one thing that governor romney did was the auto bailout. the obama campaign almost from start to finish put an emphasis on that and remined people that governor romney had written an op sed fop the "new york times" with the headline which he did not write but nunls the headline said let detroit go bankrupt. he also said you can kiss the automobile industry goodbye. so they talked up the success of the auto bailout a
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Nov 11, 2012 10:30am EST
attempt to rob you blind. >> president obama's victory speech from election night. he defeated republican challenger mitt romney after florida was called for president obama yesterday. this is a half-hour. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. [applause] it moves forward because of you. it moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope -- the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an american family, and we rise or fall together, as one nation, and as one people. [applause] tonight, in this election, you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. [applaus
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Nov 8, 2012 9:00am PST
there for negotiation. the question really isn't have the republicans change. question is has obama changed? all i have to do is sit here and the revenue comes in the door. >> don't you think -- look at payroll tax cut fight he won on that and took it to the american public. i'm of the think he learned some lessons in the first four years. >> back to what joy says you don't need 99 tea partiers. this doesn't have to pass with 90%. this has to pass with 51% in the house, and we can get those votes if we create the atmosphere, if boehner works hard, the business community's key. the business community's contributed over $35 billion to the campaign to fix the debt for a public relations campaign. the business community can come down on the other nontea party republicans and say you've got to do this, understand you've got to do this. if the president does what you suggest, the problem is it could work, absolutely, but it's going to poison the atmosphere for four years and we've got other fish to fry. immigration, infrastructure, jobs and other fish to fry, energy independence. energy independence, for exa
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
collins, news 4. >>> today president obama and republican house speaker john boehner both laid out ideas to avert the so-called fiscal cliff next year. and it seems clear the two leaders and a bipartisan deal are still worlds apart. keith russell is in our newsroom with more on this high-stakes battle. keith? >> wendy, president obama's first remarks since being re-elected that he and congress have no choice. reach an agreement before the end of the year or taxes will go up for everyone, which could mean another recession. that's a deadline that's looming and the so-called fiscal cliff. in a speech at the white house today, the president said he's open toioids, as long as the wealthiest realize they have to do their part. >> i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. >> reporter: just about two h r hours before president obama spoke, speaker of the house john boehner had his own news conference saying raising the highest r
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Nov 8, 2012 10:00am PST
of republican obstructionism because the democrats and barack obama controlled all three, you know, the house, the senate and the white house for the first term. >> megyn, please, don't confuse us with facts at this point. come on, after this campaign? here's what we've had for the last 12 months. republicans are horrible! they're evil! they tried to destroy the president, and they've been at work with us -- they'd better work with us in the spirit of cooperation or else. this is absolute crap. there was a mandate. the people voted to return president obama, and they voted to return a solidly-republican house. the people who voted for gridlock, megyn, who are we to deny them? i say, speaker boehner, president obama, give america the gridlock we want. megyn: that's the thing, julie, is that the democrats controlled government for the first two years of obama's term, and then there's a reason americans sent all those republicans to congress in 2010, they wanted to stop some of the obama agenda. so then they stopped some of it, and we got gridlock, and then they decided on the exact same thing o
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Nov 11, 2012 11:00am PST
and congressman chris van hollen. plus, president obama looks ahead to a second-term while republicans look to regroup. we'll ask our sunday panel about what both sides need to do moving forward. all right now. on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington on veterans day. when we honor the military for their service to our nation. we begin today with a dramatic fall from grace of one of the most respected military men of this generation. c.i.a. director and retired four-star general david petraeus stepped down friday after admitting to an extramarital affair. joining us now to discuss that and upcoming hearings on the deadlyer thor attack in libya is the chairman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, chris. >> chris: in a statement you said you understand petraeus' decision to resign but you wish president obama had not accepted that. after more revelations this weekend, do you still feel that way? >> i talked to dave petraeus twice on friday. he said to me you know i have done an egregiously dishonorabl
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Nov 11, 2012 3:00pm PST
. it won't. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to raise taxes for everyone below $250,000. make it $1 million. really? the republican party is going to fall on its sword to defend millionaires? half of whom voted democratic and half of whom live in hollywood? >> chris: let me ask you about this. this is the second reflection a row where it's fair to say the republicans squandered a really good chance to take over the senate. by all mathieu call rights -- mathematical rights they had ten seats to defend. democrats had 23. they nominated people strong enough to win in primaries but too out of the mainstream to win in general election. does the republican party have a tea party problem? >> no. it has as much republican establishment problem as tea party problem. establishment nominees were nominated in florida and virginia and north dakota and montana. they lost. sitting congressmen who had the same stale establish. republican message. republicans have some tea party problem and some establishment problem. and basically they should get away from either me nighcally d
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Nov 11, 2012 2:00pm EST
and gave house republicans a mandate. moderate democrat yourself, what do you think is the key to how obama finds a way to work with the g.o.p. and not just have two more years of gridlock? >> the president needs to move to the middle on fiscal issues, chris. i have been as pessimistic about anybody about gridlock in washington. but i'm modestly optimistic here. the president has more flexibility to stand up to his base on things like entitlement reform because he has been re-elected. the republicans, remember, mitch mcconnell said the top priority is make sure he is a one-term president. that's off the table. president will think of his legacy, want to get things done not just stake out positions. republicans need to worry about their brand and they lost moderate voters by 56%. all that suggests to me is the president says starting on the fiscal cliff, i'm willing to have two to three to one spending reductions versus the tax increases and a pro-growth tax reform package. you can get something done there. >> chris: laura, president's second terms are notoriously difficult. the fact is that
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